Lot 848Postage Dues, 1888-1937 issues on cover. 6 covers; including #J2 & J16 domestic mail usages, #J19 on foreign incoming, #J39 block of 5, #J82 on Canada illegal usage of revenue, etc., Very Fine.
Scott No. J2//J82 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 849Postage Due, 1917, 1¢ carmine rose. Los Angeles, Calf. precanceled (small nicks at right), on 1931 local cover franked with 1¢ Franklin coil + 1¢ postal card cut square, straight line due handstamp, Very Fine, an unusual attempted illegal usage.
Scott No. J61 Estimate $75 - 100.
Lot 850Treasury Dept., 1873, 1¢-90¢ complete. Singles applied to California U.S.I.R. Collector's Office Letterhead datelined "Sacramento, Aug 31, 1876" and signed by district collector; file folds affecting 2¢ & 7¢ values and light stain at top of letterhead, Fine, an interesting & most unusual "sample" page.
Scott No. O72-O82 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 851Local and Carrier covers. 4 covers and front; including #6LB10 on cover to Philadelphia, Blood's #15L14 and #15L18 (front) in combination with #26, #20L7 and #136L9 local usages, cover faults, Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 852Blood & Co., 1855 (1¢) black. Full margins, tied by oval grid and Blood's Penny Post cds on local cover, slight staining and partial backflap, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott No. 15L18 Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 853Hanford's Pony Express. 3 folded letter sheets and front all addressed to New York; 1846 red rimless oval handstamp, 1847 red "Post 2cts" horse and rider handstamp, 1848 black "Post 2cts" horse and rider on front and on folded letter sheet in combination with red "Boyd's City Express Post" handstamp (name in address panel cut out), F.-V.F. overall.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 854Hanford's Pony Express Post, 2 Cts. Clear strike of oval handstamp on local 1847 folded letter, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 855Hanford's Pony Express Post, 2 Cts. Full strike of oval handstamp on fresh local 1848 folded letter, Very Fine.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 856Hanford's Pony Express, 1845, 2¢ black on orange yellow. Ample to large margins, uncancelled (as usual) on 1846 folded letter sheet to North Bennington, Vt., red "New York, N.Y., Oct 8, 5cts" integral rate cds, minor cover toning, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott No. 78L1 Estimate $250 - 350.
Lot 857Messenkope's Union Square Post Office, 1849 (1¢) black on green. Large margins, manuscript canceled and tied in combination with 1851, 3¢ dull red by "New York, Feb 23" cds on cover to Port Royal, Va., local stamp some cracking in glazing and some light cover tone spots, F.-V.F., a rare to the mails usage, signed Jacubek and Costales.
Scott No. 106L1+11 Estimate $500 - 750.